International Women’s Day Celebration

£2 per person

Suitable for ages 16+

Booking Required

Celebrate International Women’s Day with top female speakers from the region.

The exciting event – organised by South Tyneside’s internationally produced playwright Ed Waugh – will focus on the heroic WWI Munitionettes who not only selflessly served the war effort on the home front from 1914 to 1918 but also played football to raise money for charity.

Hundreds of teams were formed nationally, including dozens in the North East. As tens of thousands of people attended the matches, female football superstars were born, including Bella Reay. Netting 133 goals in 30 matches, Bella was the Alan Shearer of her day.

The talks will highlight the incredible story of the self-sacrificing Munitionette footballers which has largely been forgotten (and the FA banning women’s football in 1921) through to the present time when women’s football is the fastest growing sport in the world.

The event will also highlight the social conditions that existed for working class women at the time and how it is relevant today.

Tickets are £2 per person and can be booked online or in person at Shop @ The Word.

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